I’m English. I *LOVE* fruitcake!! My mom would make a fruitcake for every Christmas. And it was the BEST! Moist. Fruity. Full of liquor. Covered in Almond paste and Royal icing. Yummmmm! It would last a long time … if we didn’t eat it all!
When I got married, my mom made me a fruitcake for our wedding cake, at home. Decorated it with the silver beads & wedding ornaments that are traditional, in England. I’m so sad, because she wasn’t the kind of mom who encouraged you to help her in the kitchen or teach you how to do things. Everything I know how to do, I’ve had to teach myself. So … I never learned how to make that yummy fruitcake. And the tattered, yellowed Bistro cookbook that she brought with her,from England to use for her recipe, has disappeared (I think my SIL has it ).
When I went to England, on a trip with our soccer playing son … one of the first things I bought was a piece of REAL English fruitcake to eat on the way to the hotel. The stuff you get in America that is called ‘fruitcake’ is awful. Fruitcake has gotten a bad rap here. 🙁
Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:17 am